Turn Your Lawn into a Meadow

Turn Your Lawn into a Meadow

Conservation and Stewardship Class with Online and Onsite Components
A meadow garden in summer with bright yellow flowers blooming in the foreground.
Kerry Ann McLean

Dates & Prices

September 18–21, 2024

Fee: $69

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $62

Register by September 15, 2024

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Join Longwood Gardens Research Specialist Kristie Lane Anderson online and in Longwood’s Meadow Garden as she discusses the unique ecology of a meadow and how you can become a steward of your own native ecosystems. Learn management techniques we use here in our Meadow Garden, determine how to apply these techniques to your own landscape, and get plant recommendations for establishing a meadow. You’ll leave with the knowledge you’ll need to transform your lawn into a beautiful—and beneficial—meadow. 

Course Schedule

Online Class
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30–8:00 pm

Onsite Class
Saturday, September 21, 9:30 am–12:00 pm

Inclement Weather Date: Sunday, September 22, 9:30 am–12:00 pm

Full course content includes both the online and the onsite components.


Onsite at Longwood Gardens and an additional online session.

This program will take place partially or entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear footwear suited for walking on uneven paths and through wet areas.


Kristie Lane Anderson 

Kristie Lane Anderson is a Research Specialist with the Land Stewardship and Ecology team at Longwood Gardens. Anderson engages in stewardship science, restoration planning and implementation, and development of GIS systems for data collection and land analysis. Anderson has a Master of Landscape Architecture and brings a focus on both the ecological and the aesthetic to her work.